Stephen Strasburg Tears Ligament; Tommy John Surgery Likely

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Stephen Strasburg has a significant tear on the ulnar collateral ligament that probably will require reconstructive Tommy John elbow surgery, the Washington Nationals announced Friday.

The star rookie pitcher has had two MRIs since he was removed from Saturday’s game at Philadelphia. The initial diagnosis was a strained tendon in his right forearm. But the first MRI raised enough questions for the team to order a more enhanced MRI that was performed Thursday.

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